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Dual roles: teachers to coaches

Stella Ivanov and Peyton Knorr
November 10, 2022

When thinking of the role of teachers and coaches, many think the jobs are separate. However, some teachers at South are coaches after school hours end, Philip Ralston, varsity boys’ basketball Head...

Scoring Machine: Senior Nick Martinelli sizes up the defender as he drives to the basket.

Nick Martinelli decommits from Elon U, sparks national recruitment

Kris Blumberg, Web Editor
April 21, 2022

Nick Martinelli, South’s star basketball player, recently decommitted from Elon University, and has received 10 offers, including Northwestern, Miami (OH), Toledo and others since reopening his recruitment...

Breaking gender barriers

Emily Pavlik, co-sports editor
December 17, 2021

The Titan Dome roared with voices as students packed the blue and gold bleachers. Screaming over the music, students and staff alike watched as De La Cru (DLC), South’s hip hop dance team, grooved to...

Breaking gender barriers

Aria Jain, asst. sports editor
December 17, 2021

Surrounded by racks, dumbbells, and different lifting equipment, junior Abby Muir breathes in the sweat-permeated air of South’s weight room. Currently enrolled in Weights II, Muir was initially drawn...



Emily Pavlik, co-sports editor
November 12, 2021

A trigger warning is a statement cautioning content that may be disturbing or upsetting to some readers or viewers. In a classroom, students may view trigger warnings as explicit tips regarding material...

Harvard recruit looks toward future

Skylar Kreske, asst. sports editor
May 21, 2021

Whether it be excelling at numerous sports or earning a spot at one of the nation’s top universities, senior Justin Leszyski never fails to impress. Growing up, Leszynski was a multi-sport...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas


Emily Blumberg and Skylar Kreske
May 21, 2021

He was the perfect kid. The perfect student. The perfect athlete. So when Dylan Buckner, who was a Glenbrook North senior, died by suicide on Jan. 7, the tragedy was felt throughout the community. Dylan’s...

Freshmen find their way

Emily Pavlik, asst. sports editor
May 21, 2021

This spring, freshmen athletes have been forced to make the jump to high school sports without much time to bond. The class of 2024 slid into their shortened seasons completely unfamiliar with South’s...

Stand-out Swimmers: Posing with the state championship trophy in the GBS pool, the boys’ swim team completed the tradition of a celebratory dive with the state trophy on April 9. The team was celebrated for their first state championship in program history earlier in the night during South’s home football game against Maine South.

Boys’ swim wins state title

Tommy Marquardt, sports editor
April 23, 2021

Senior swimmers Max Iida and Sami Moussally are enjoying their time at the top. The duo finished first and second in the Central Suburban League South conference meet and helped South boys’ swim to their...

Progressing Players: Working together as teammates for the better part of their soccer careers, juniors Bella Gemignani and Lilly O’Rourke have taken their partnership to the South girls’ soccer team. Gemignani and O’Rourke take a photo together every year at tournaments they compete in, with photos from 2015 and 2020 pictured.

South athletes take friendships to the field

Sarah Ordway, asst. opinions editor
April 23, 2021

Passing a teammate the ball, anticipating their next move, knowing where a teammate is going to make a move even before they do. It may seem like telepathy, but for many of South’s athletes, long-standing...

Volleyball alumnus Smith jumps from GBS to HBCU

Dani Carr, co-features editor
April 23, 2021

From late actor Chadwick Boseman giving Black children the superhero they needed in the Black Panther, to Kamala Harris, the first African American, female and Asian American Vice President, Howard University...

Sophomore sensations

Tommy Marquardt and Emily Pavlik
March 19, 2021

In two years playing basketball at South, sophomore guard Rodell Davis, Jr., or RJ, boasts a career win percentage of 91.7 percent. To emphasize: Davis has played 48 games between his time on the sophomore...

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